New & Noteworthy

  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Learn some fun facts about the Boston Public Library by visiting the "BPL by the Numbers" page.
  • Follow progress on the Central Library renovation via BPL's Compass blog.



Kids’ Club: Seasons with Historic New England

Wednesday, October 22, 4 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Historic New England explores the changing seasons with a story and craft. For ages 6-12.


MBTA Public Meeting

Thursday, October 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

MBTA personnel outline a proposal to consolidate four Green Line stops along Commonwealth Avenue and take questions from the public.  


Author Talk with Ariadne Ross

Thursday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
West End Branch

Ariadne Ross reads from her nonfiction book Goddess Liberated: Feminine Love and Empowerment in a Post-Patriarchal World.



Author Talk with Megan Marshall

Friday, October 24, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Biographer Megan Marshall speaks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.


Jack the Ripper and Spring Heeled Jack

Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m.
Brighton Branch

In this slideshow lecture, historian and folklorist John Horrigan explores the careers of history’s most notorious serial killers.